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Postdoc position in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biomedicine – UCPH, Denmark

Denmark, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc with experience in working with human stem cells, to start May 1, 2022, or after agreement, in the Translational Cell Metabolism Group, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, at University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: May 01, 2022
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Translational Cell Metabolism Group
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Copenhagen, Denmark

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Qualification Details

We are looking for a highly skilled, self-driven, positive, and collaborative scientist with the following competencies and qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in, Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Biomedicine, or related sciences.
  • Expertise in culturing and differentiating human stem cells into 3D cultures, spheroids or organoids.
  • Expertise in imaging techniques such as live cell imaging, 2D/3D imaging, tissue clearing and/or laser capture techniques.
  • Experience in working in an international environment
  • Interest in human metabolism
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral

Responsibilities/Job Description

This post-doc position is part of the ERC-funded project “BALDER”, with which we aim to identify novel peptides secreted from brown adipocytes and investigate their effect on neuronal plasticity and activity. The candidate will create neuronal model systems by differentiating human IPS cells into different types of neurons. These cell types will be integrated in high content screening systems for identification of novel molecules that mediate cross talk between brown fat and brain. The group has recently invested in new technology for the project, including the MEA system to assess neuronal activity and a Leica THUNDER Imager Live Cell & 3D Cell Culture & 3D Assay.

The Scheele group can offer a multidisciplinary and collaborative group with a strong international network within brown fat biology and metabolism. The group currently consist of 5 post-docs, 1 lab technician, 1 research assistant and 1 bachelor student.

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Documents Required

Your online application must be submitted in English. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum of 2 pages; your ORCID must be included)
  • Full list of publications (journal impact factors at publication date must be included)
  • References (name and contact details of at least two references)

About the Department

The position available is in the Translational Cell Metabolism Group headed by Associate Professor Camilla Schéele. The research group study human adipose tissue. Major focus areas include human adipose tissue heterogeneity, brown fat recruitment and how secreted factors from brown adipocytes affect metabolism by mediating crosstalk at cellular or tissue level. You can read more about the research of the Scheele group at

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research’s vision is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that transforms our basic understanding of the mechanisms that underlie metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge towards new prevention and treatment strategies. We were established in 2010, and in 2017, we moved into new laboratories, offices and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower

The Center has around 260 employees who work in an international, highly collaborative research environment across a range of biomedical disciplines. You can read more about us here:

About the Employer: University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Note or Other details

The postdoc position is a full-time position for 3 years. Starting date is May 1, 2022, or after agreement.

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated.

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Contact details

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Camilla Schéele at For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact SUND HR CBMR at

International applicants may find this link useful:  (International Staff Mobility).

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